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Tips for Mastering Jedi Training at Disneyland

Do you want to be a Jedi? Maybe you think you’re pretty good with your light saber, but are you Force sensitive? Here’s your chance to test your skills against the dark side in the Jedi Training: Trials of the Temple at Disneyland. This interactive experience was recently reimagined with new characters and a villain from Disney XD's "Star Wars Rebels." We've got the scoop so you can master Jedi Training at Disneyland.

Jedi Training Academy at Disneyland - Battling Darth Vadar

Signing Up for Jedi Training at Disneyland

If you want to be a Jedi Padawan, you need a little knowledge and wisdom to make it into training, so I will let you in on some secrets for mastering Jedi Training at Disneyland. First of all, you need to sign up early. Like the first thing you should do when you enter the park is to go sign up for a show during the first two hours of normal park operation. Padawans can sign up during Disneyland's Magic Morning and Extra Magic Hours. If your tadpoles REALLY want to eroll, consider making signups your first stop on those days.

Jedi Training Academy at Disneyland

There are several shows to choose from each day, and the early ones fill up first. To sign up, go to the exit for Star Wars Launch Bay, near the entrance to Autopia. Make sure you go with your parents because you will have to answer a few questions like your name and age and whether you can follow directions. By the way, you can only participate if you are between the ages of 4 and 12. They will give you a receipt (don’t worry, there’s no cost—it’s one of many free things to do at Disneyland). Have your parent hold onto this receipt.

This early sign-in is a new system they just started during the Season of the Force. You used to have to go to the show and just hope that they picked you. Now you know going in that made it into the program. Whew! What a relief!

When to Arrive for Jedi Training at Disneyland

Jedi Training Academy at Disneyland - Getting Light Sabers

Next, you will arrive about 30 minutes before the training to the same place you signed in. You will bring your receipt with you. They will outfit you with your cloak and line you up by height. I may be small, but so was Jedi Master Yoda, and he was green too! They will send your parents to the stage so they can be ready to watch you and cheer you on. Then the Jedi trainers will walk you over at show time. There you will receive your light saber—never use this on your fellow trainees!

Be sure to follow the Jedi teachers’ instructions. You will use the Force and your light saber to battle either Darth Vader or a Jedi catcher. Use your powers to defeat the dark side! After the show you will return your cloak and light saber and join your parents in the audience. Hopefully they had their camera ready to take video or pictures you can see. But even if they didn’t, Disneyland employees will give your parents a Photopass so you can go online and see (and maybe purchase) all the pictures Disney photographers took! Tad loves being a Padawan, but he is getting a little old to participate as he moves into a higher level of training, so last time he recorded the training instead. If you younglings really want to be prepared, make sure to watch the video!

Jedi Training Academy at Disneyland

If you really love Star Wars you can meet Darth Vader or Chewbacca in Star Wars Launch Bay, or enjoy more at Star Tours. If you are brave enough and tall enough, you can also experience Star Wars at Hyperspace Mountain. I like trying some of the food and treats available during the Season of the Force. I love my souvenir Droid sipper!

Have a question about the new Jedi Training at Disneyland? Drop us a line in the comments below. Let us know when you plan to visit. Have fun and may the force be with you!

Love,

Keep hopping, Lily!
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Jan 15, 2018 at 3:08 a.m. Marlene Dodge Says...

Thanks for the great info. I was wondering if the kids need to show their admission ticket to register for Jedi Training. My husband was going to get fast passes to Space Mountain using their park tickets while I help the kids register for the training ( all 6 kids) .

Thank you,

Happy Day is a Disney Day!

Marlene

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Jan 16, 2018 at 3:14 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Marlene,

No, you won't have to show your ticket to register for Jedi Training! The Cast Member will just ask for their names and hand over a Jedi Training ticket after registering them. Have a frogtastic time!

Love,

Lily

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Feb 2, 2017 at 10:24 p.m. Kristy Says...

Do they make you present your park ticket when registering for Jedi Training?

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Feb 3, 2017 at 8:52 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Kristy,

You do not need to present your ticket at Jedi Training.

Love,

Lily

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Jan 15, 2017 at 11:16 p.m. Helen Says...

Hi Jeanne, Thank you for this great advice! We are going over February break. I have 3 kids (12, 10 and 6). We will be using the Magic Hour. My question is, do you think demand for Jedi Training will be so high then that one parent should use the Magic Hour to get in line for the Jedi Training registration (while the other takes the kids around the park), and then have the kids come back at the regular park opening time to register in person? We haven't been before so I don't have a good idea of what the crowds will be like.

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Sep 23, 2016 at 3:14 p.m. Jeanne Mondrus Says...

When does the line start to form for Jedi training sign-up? Is getting to the line at 9AM acceptable? I'm thinking about doing breakfast at 7:30 at the Plaza Inn but not sure if that will conflict with when we need to get in line for Jedi training. Thanks

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Oct 12, 2016 at 10:40 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Jeanne,

Spots usually fill up in the first 45 minutes to 1 hour after park opening. One parent and the child doing it need to go to sign up. There are standby spots for the shows.

Love,

Lily

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Jul 18, 2016 at 8:26 a.m. Brittany Says...

My daughter is Star Wars obsessed and is pretty good at following directions, how strict are they about age? Would they let my 3 year old do it?

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May 28, 2016 at 4:13 p.m. angela golden Says...

Hey!

My son will be 4 the week after we are at Disney. Will they still let him sign up? What questions do they ask the children

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Jun 3, 2016 at 3:31 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Angela,

They will ask him how old he is, and if he can follow directions. Can he touch his head? Touch his nose? They just need to know that he can follow instructions, stay with the group and not run off or go hit someone with a light saber.

Love,

Lily

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May 25, 2016 at 10:39 p.m. Dennis Says...

My two sons want to wear their own Kylo Ren costumes. Will they allow them to keep their costumes on or will they have to switch out? Thanks

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Jul 18, 2016 at 10:10 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Dennis,

Kids 14 and under can still wear costumes to Disneyland. If they want to participate in Jedi training they could put the Jedi cloak over their costume. They probably will have to remove any masks for safety reasons.

Love,

Lily

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Apr 30, 2016 at 1:56 p.m. Jane Says...

Do they allow sign ups during the Magic hour? We are going but won't have Magic hour access. Even if we're first ones in at the regular time, will there already be a huge line? Thanks.

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May 9, 2016 at 2:35 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Jane,

They only allow sign-ups during regular park hours, but those with Magic Hour access might get in first. But Magic Hour does not always provide access to the same areas of the park, and is Magic hour is not every day of the week. It should not be a problem if you are in the park when it opens or in the first hour.

Love,

Lily

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Feb 7, 2017 at 5:15 a.m. JA Says...

Is this still correct. On the Disneyland.disney.go website it states it is open during magic morning and extra magic hour?

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Feb 7, 2017 at 8:15 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi JA,

The Jedi Training performances usually begin after 10 a.m.

Love,

Lily

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Apr 25, 2016 at 2:59 a.m. Amanda Says...

If you would just like to watch the show, how early should you arrive? My little guy is too shy for the stage but would love to watch!

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Apr 27, 2016 at 1:20 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Amanda,

You can grab a spot on the floor 20 to 30 minutes before the show (there are lines on the ground that separate the audience and the participants) or up to an hour earlier if you want to grab a table and chairs at the restaurant above the show area.

Love, Lily

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Apr 22, 2016 at 3:33 p.m. Paul Says...

Is it possible to have our friends sign my son up for us before we get there? They will be arriving early, but we won't be there with him until a few hours later. In other words, does he have to be physically present when they register him?

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Apr 27, 2016 at 1:23 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Paul,

The child has to be physically present at registration and able to answer some questions. Their best bet is to pick the latest show time and hope that there are still some spaces available when you get there. They do fill up and are first come, first served.

Love, Lily

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Apr 13, 2016 at 4:36 p.m. Leah Says...

If you are going on less crowded day and you get to the line right at opening, any idea how long it takes to get registered? Also, could you sign up for an afternoon slot even if the morning slots hadn't filled up yet?

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Apr 26, 2016 at 8:32 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Leah,

It depends on how far you are in line, and, yes, you can sign up for whatever slots are available.

Love, Lily

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Mar 20, 2016 at 9:50 p.m. Amber Says...

I am just curious if our autistic child can have an adult with him or would he have to be by himself?

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Apr 21, 2016 at 3:14 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Amber,

As far as we know, adults are not permitted onstage with the children, but they are never out of the parents' sight. Check with the cast members at the sign up area for any special accommodations that may be available.

Keep hopping!

Leap

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Jan 12, 2016 at 8:06 p.m. nolatravelgirl@gmail.com Says...

How do they divide the kids between which villain they fight? is it luck of the draw or is it part of the receipt/sign up process?

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Jan 14, 2016 at 7:44 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi there,

It is luck of the draw. Half the kids fight on stage and half fight on the ground. Darth Vader started on stage and then halfway through, they switched position and he went to the ground. So no matter what line you stand in, there is no guarantee. If you really want to interact with Darth Vader, I would go meet him in Launch Bay because then he will spend time talking to you.

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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Apr 13, 2016 at 1:09 a.m. Lara Gordon Says...

Hi, Is this the same as the Jedi Training at Hollywood Studios in Orlando? Also is Star Tours the same?

Thanks!

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Apr 26, 2016 at 8:31 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Lara,

Yes, these are the same in both parks.

Love, Lily

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Jan 8, 2016 at 10:46 p.m. DESIREE Says...

Thank you for the Info.

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Feb 26, 2017 at 1:28 a.m. Sara Says...

Can you keep the lightsaber at jedi training

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